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speed dial

noun
1.
a telephone feature by which telephone numbers can be stored in memory and rapidly dialed by pressing an assigned button.

speed-dial

[speed-dahy-uh l, -dahyl] /ˈspidˌdaɪ əl, -ˌdaɪl/
verb (used with object), speed-dialed, speed-dialing or (especially British) speed-dialled, speed-dialling.
1.
to dial (a telephone number) using speed dial.
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  • He raced back to the control panel, snapped a glance at the speed dial.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • It was now nearly 23 dial, and Cobb arose, and consulted the speed dial of the Orion.

    A. D. 2000 Alvarado M. Fuller
Contemporary definitions for speed dial
noun

a function on a telephone that allows numbers to be stored in memory and then dialed by pressing an assigned button

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speed-dial v

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